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Self drafted pencil skirt
A simple pencil skirt, with waist darts.

Posted by Surf jewels from Southend-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom • Published See Surf jewels's 10 projects »
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Greaseproof paper
  • How to sew a hand sewn skirt. Pencil Skirt - Step 1
    Step 1

    Choosing the fabric. I used this pretty floral tapestry fabric (gifted from Dalston Mill Fabrics), but this simple skirt would be perfect in any thick fabric- denim, cord or a canvas.

  • How to sew a hand sewn skirt. Pencil Skirt - Step 2
    Step 2

    I made a simple pattern piece, starting with a rectangle, the top being an inch more than one quarter of your waist measurement (the inch allowing for the darts). Curved the side seam out a little, added a dart and it was ready to cut.

    I added seam allowances all around, cut the front on the fold and the back pieces separately, so an invisible zip could be inserted at the back.

    I always use greaseproof paper for pattern making, pretty cheap and comes on a roll.

  • How to sew a hand sewn skirt. Pencil Skirt - Step 3
    Step 3

    Front and back cut, ready for darts to be sewn, sew at the side Seams and insert a zip.

    Next I folded the waist down, and just sewed like a hem, then hemmed the bottom.

  • How to sew a hand sewn skirt. Pencil Skirt - Step 4
    Step 4

    Sewing in an invisible zip. Love these zips, as the name says they are invisible, look just like a seam.

  • How to sew a hand sewn skirt. Pencil Skirt - Step 5
    Step 5

    Completed skirt.

    Pictures of my other handmade sewing and crafts are on my instagram @surfjewels

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Kevin Huggins
Kevin Huggins
Fantastic!
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